Development Authority wants clarification on highway studies – News – Mineral Daily News-Tribune – Keyser, WV

KEYSER – An item of correspondence received by the Mineral County Development Authority promoted a discussion on the progress of the connection of Interstate 68 in Cumberland to Corridor H at Scherr.

By Jean Braithwaite
Tribune Correspondent
KEYSER – An item of correspondence received by the Mineral County Development Authority promoted a discussion on the progress of the connection of Interstate 68 in Cumberland to Corridor H at Scherr.
The letter from the Mineral County Democratic Executive Committee was not only sent to the development authority, but also to United States and West Virginia officials, along to the county representatives of Delegates Allen Evans, Ruth Rowan, and Gary Howell, and Senator Dave Sypolt.
Written by Daniel Gardner, the letter asked for the development authority to move forward to “expedite the process ending with the construction of the Corridor H-Interstate 68 Connector Highway.”
Buck Eagle, president of the development authority, said, “I am frustrated” in wanting to have some type of clarity on what is going on with Route 220.
He wanted to have information on the Tier II environmental study for the 9.5 miles from Claysville to connect to Corridor H at Scherr, with the question, “Is there one large Tier II study or two smaller studies?”
Saying that it is as if this area is in the dark on updates for the highway, he added that perhaps information could be available when the Legislative Town Meeting is held on Dec. 28 at the Mineral County Courthouse.
“We need to get clarification on what will happen to our part of the highway to prosperity,” Eagle said, and he added, “Someone should know.”
Speaking about the economic impact for all areas of Mineral County with the completion of the connecting highway, he mentioned Potomac State College and in the future seeing, “A green sign on the interstate with directions to the college.”
Gearing up for 2018, and wanting to take steps to have progress…

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